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There are 5 ways to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport (BRU) by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  20 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Brussels Airport - Zaventem Ic

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Bus  •  26 min

  1. Take the bus from Schuman to Brussels Airport 12 / ...

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Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brussels to Brussels Airport (BRU) 13.3 km

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Brussels Airport (BRU) 13.3 km

Towncar  •  16 min

  1. Take a town car from Brussels to Brussels Airport 13.3 km
Brussels → Brussels Airport (BRU)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels Airport (BRU) is 800 14689.

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to drive which costs €1 - €3 and takes 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to taxi which costs €19 - €23 and takes 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Schuman and arriving at Brussels Airport. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord and arriving at Brussels Airport - Zaventem. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Brussels Airport (BRU) is 11 km. The road distance is 13.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport (BRU) without a car is to train which takes 20 min and costs €8 - €10.

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The train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Brussels Airport - Zaventem takes 20 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Brussels to Brussels Airport (BRU) bus services, operated by STIB, depart from Schuman station.

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Brussels to Brussels Airport (BRU) train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to train which takes 20 min and costs €8 - €10. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €1 - €8 and takes 26 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport (BRU).
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  • Distance: 10.8 km
  • Duration: 20 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Brussels Airport - Zaventem every 15 minutes. Tickets cost €8 - €10 and the journey takes 20 min. Alternatively, STIB operates a bus from Schuman to Brussels Airport every 20 minutes. Tickets cost €3 and the journey takes 26 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €10
1st Class
€9 - €11
Bus operators
STIB
Phone
+32 70 23 20 00
Website
stib-mivb.be
Bus from Schuman to Brussels Airport
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€3
Website
STIB
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Sint-Joost-ten-Node Kruidtuin to Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Brussels - Zaventem Airport
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels South to Brussels Zaventem Airport
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Other operators
Taxi from Brussels to Brussels Airport (BRU)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
€19 - €23
Your Private Driver
Phone
+32 466 24 16 94
Website
yourprivatedriver.be
Viabrussels
Phone
+32 49 42 63 06 5
Website
viabrussels.com
Taxis Bleus
Phone
+32 2 268 00 00
Website
taxisbleus.be
Prestige DRIVER
Phone
+32 493 84 65 91
Website
prestigedriver.be
Gentle car service
Phone
+32 497 11 17 61
Website
taxi-aeroports.be
Brussels Taxis
Phone
+32 484 97 59 75
Website
brusselstaxis.be
Airport-driver.be
Phone
+32 488 09 36 51
Website
airport-driver.be
Airport Taxis
Phone
+32 28 81 02 02
Website
airport-taxis.be
Jayride
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Brussels to Brussels Airport
Estimated price
€30 - €60

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Brussels to Brussels Airport (BRU) bus services, operated by STIB, arrive at Brussels Airport station.

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Brussels to Brussels Airport (BRU) train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Brussels Airport - Zaventem station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Brussels Airport (BRU) is 13 km. It takes approximately 16 min to drive from Brussels to Brussels Airport (BRU).

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